Racism and COVID

Posted June 25, 2020

Real Talk: Racism Towards Physicians and Other Healthcare Providers During COVID-19
U of T Faculty of Medicine COVID-19 Wellness Series

Gender and Anti-Black Racism during the COVID-19 Pandemic.
Black Medical Students’ Association and Out in Medicine at the University of Toronto, COVID-19 Women’s Initiative. June 2020.


Posted June 18, 2020

Psychological impact of anti-Asian stigma due to the COVID-19 pandemic: A call for research, practice, and policy responses.
Misra, S., Le, P. D., Goldmann, E., & Yang, L. H. (2020). Psychological Trauma: Theory, Research, Practice and Policy. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/research/coronavirus/publication/32525390


Posted June 16, 2020

Statement from Black Health Leaders on COVID-19’s impact on Black Communities in Ontario
Alliance for Healthier Communities, April 2 2020

Stigma, discrimination, health impacts and COVID-19
Vivian Chau and Lawrence Loh, National Collaborating Centre for Determinants of Health blog, March 16 2020

Letter to Premier Ford, Deputy Premier Elliott and Dr. Williams regarding the need to collect and use socio-demographic and race-based data
Alliance for Healthier Communities, April 10 2020

Black Health Alliance’s COVID-19 Bulletin
Black Health Alliance, 2020

Systemic Inequities Increase Covid-19 Risk for Indigenous People in Canada
Human Rights Watch Dispatches, June 9 2020

Karan, A., & Katz, I. (2020). There is no stopping covid-19 without stopping racism. BMJ, 369.

Let’s Talk: Racism and Health Equity (Rev. ed.).
National Collaborating Centre for Determinants of Health, St. Francis Xavier University, 2018.

The Rise of Anti-Asian Racism During the COVID-19 Pandemic
Elementary Teachers’ Federation of Ontario, April 2020

Millett, G. A., Jones, A. T., Benkeser, D., Baral, S., Mercer, L., Beyrer, C., … & Sherwood, J. (2020). Assessing differential impacts of COVID-19 on Black communities. Annals of Epidemiology. In press, pre-proof.

Poteat, T., Millett, G., Nelson, L. E., & Beyrer, C. (2020). Understanding COVID-19 Risks and Vulnerabilities among Black Communities in America: The Lethal Force of Syndemics. Annals of Epidemiology. 47, 1-3.

Ten Equity Implications of the Coronavirus COVID-19 Outbreak in the United States
NAACP, updated April 3 2020

COVID-19: Addressing Discrimination and Racism Equity Subcommittee: Local Health Department Support Guidance. Working Document.
Public Health Alliance of Southern California, March 9 2020


News/Popular Media

How does systemic racism predispose people to COVID-19?
White Coat Black Art, CBC Radio, June 11 2020

Is the racial divide of COVID-19 victims in the US repeating in Ontario?
Metro Morning, CBC, April 20 2020

The Pandemic Of Black Trauma Will Never End
Kathleen Newman-Bremang, Refinery29, May 29 2020

The Coronavirus Has a Disparate Impact on Black Grief, Too
Fernanda Echavarri, Mother Jones, May 29 2020

The unbearable grief of Black mothers: Between Covid-19 and police brutality, the burden of grief is yet another risk to Black mothers’ health.
A. Rochaun Meadows-Fernandez, Vox, May 28 2020

Canada’s COVID-19 blind spots of race, immigration and labour
Aimée-Angélique Bouka and Yolande Bouka, Policy Options, May 19 2020

Why COVID-19 Is Even More Dangerous For Black Women
Eternity Martis, Refinery29, May 19 2020

Ask Code Switch: The Coronavirus Edition
Code Switch podcast, NPR, May 13 2020 https://www.npr.org/2020/05/12/854977002/ask-code-switch-the-coronavirus-edition

The Other Problematic Outbreak: As the coronavirus spreads across the globe, so too does racism.
Yasmeen Serhan and Timothy McLaughlin, The Atlantic, March 13 2020

When Xenophobia Spreads Like A Virus
Code Switch podcast, NPR, March 4 2020


To Learn More About Racism in Canada:

Anti-Black Racism Reading List
University of Toronto Libraries

Anti-Racism Films
National Film Board of Canada

Anti-Aboriginal Racism in Canada: A Social Determinant of Health (webinar)
National Collaborating Centre for Indigenous Health, 2015

Learning about Racism (online course)
Canadian Race Relations Foundation

Call it out: racism, racial discrimination and human rights (interactive module)
Ontario Human Rights Commission